Clubs and Seniors Organisations

Clubs and seniors’ organisations

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Council on the Ageing NT Inc (COTA NT)

Telephone: 8941 1004
Non-for-profit peak body representing the rights, needs and interests of senior Territorians. Providing: information and advocacy services, policy review and consumer representation, events and workshops throughout the year, Seniors EXPO and Seniors Month activities.  Also runs services and program supporting seniors’ groups, individuals, CaLD community and social engagement.

COTA Coomalie Branch – Council on the Ageing NT

Telephone: Chair Jan Jewell 89760255 / Secretary Darryl Butler 89760160
Email: cotacoomalie @
COTA Coomalie serves a wide rural community of seniors based in Batchelor, Adelaide River, Coomalie Creek, Lake Bennett and Rum Jungle.

Association of Independent Retirees (A.I.R) Darwin

Telephone: Ken Moffitt 0439406861
Email: airdarwin2015 @
The Association of Independent Retirees – Darwin Branch. For the over 50’s who are planning to be fully or part self-funded in retirement.

Chung Wah Society – Seniors Group

Telephone: Mrs Melanie Chin 8941 0898
This Group meets every second Friday throughout the year except for a break between Christmas and Chinese New Year. The Group consists of members of senior citizen status. Attendance at these get togethers vary from 40 to 80, depending on the occasion.
The Group’s activities include: choir singing, general discussions, mahjong, special interest presentations by others, excursions and cooking.

Coconut Grove Seniors

Telephone: 8948 0705

P.O. Box 1022, Nightcliff NT 0814

Craft & Quilting Down the Track

Telephone: 89881311
Meetings: Tuesdays 9.30am to 1.30pm and every  2nd and 4th Saturday of the month 1.30pm to 4.30pm in The Beehive, Freds Pass Reserve.  “Quilters down the Track are a happy bunch who get together at the Bee Hive on Tuesdays (9.30-1.30) and two Saturdays a month (1.30-4.30) to do craft, not just quilting but crochet, knitting and cross stitch etc.  A small charge covers tea, coffee and biscuits and, of course, the rent!  Everyone is welcome and we have quite a few summer visitors from down south during the dry.

Darwin Bowls and Social Club

Located at: 8 Conacher Street, Darwin

Darwin Bridge Club

Telephone: 0439828919

Four Bridge sessions per week catering for all levels from beginners to serious competition players. The Darwin Bridge Club is located at the corner of Parkside Crescent and Leanyer Drive

Darwin Film Society

Telephone: 89414377

Darwin Patchworkers & Quilters

Telephone: 0439 089 566
Darwin Patchworkers and Quilters Inc., (DPAQ) was formed in 1984 by Jenny Armour, Gill Webb and a small number of other quilters. In 1988 a number of other friendship groups joined forces with the original DPAQ members. The group has continued to grow in numbers and today boasts a healthy membership of keen patchworkers and quilters from all parts of the Northern Territory. Club meetings are held monthly for those living in the Darwin area and a monthly newsletter is emailed to all members and displayed on this website. Regular workshops are offered featuring local, national or international tutors.  DPAQ contributes to numerous community activities and exhibitions and holds a major sponsored and judged quilt exhibition, Territory Quilts, every second year.

Darwin Powersports Inc

Telephone:  0428 517 044

Darwin Seniors Computer Club

Telephone: 8948 1274

Evergreens Seniors Club NT Inc

Address: Nightcliff Sports Club, 1 Camphor Street, Nightcliff NT 0810 (Postal: PO Box 1283 Nightcliff NT 0814) 
Telephone: 08 7979 0814
Club provides activities and organised trips for Senior Territorians and aim to encourage Seniors to become active and involved in social activities. We also raise awareness of community issues and organisations for Seniors through scheduling of guest speakers. Operating Hours: We meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Fannie Bay History and Heritage Society

Telephone: 8999 1260
Encouraging conservation and appreciation of the history and heritage of Fannie Bay and Parap

Men’s Shed Australia

Men’s sheds are now established as part of the health infrastructure that supports programs to improve men’s health and well being. The focus of Mensheds Australia is on building the sustainability of men’s sheds. We believe that the sustainable shed will have assured financial resources and that their own commercial activities will be an important element. Men’s sheds are a social enterprise that create value and that value should form the basis of assured revenue from those that benefit from shed activities. The men’s health program is crucial for all sheds. Sheds need to find the men’s health niche in their community and build their programs to achieve health outcomes. That will require resources and partnerships with the many health agencies and other community organisations. Mensheds Australia works to understand the objectives and needs of the sheds and matches that to support resources from the business and public sectors.

Men’s Shed – Katherine

Telephone: 0438 808 835
Katherine Men’s Shed is a place for men to meet, make things, talk and learn about health issues. Membership forms on the link or available from Top Saddlery, the Library or Good Beginnings.

Men’s Shed – Palmerston

Telephone: 08 8900 9791
: Facebook page
Located at: Shed 4 – City of Palmerston Depot, corner Georgina Crescent and Toupein Road Yarrawonga.
Men’s Sheds are a community workshop area for men to gather, develop skills, and undertake different activities. Essentially Men’s Sheds are about increasing the wellbeing of men by fostering social connectedness and increasing self-esteem. A number of different projects and social enterprises can operate out of a Men’s Shed. Basically, a Men’s Shed can be anything that the local communities want it to be.

National Seniors

Top End 8981 8100 Central Australia 8952 3344
Email: bevwhitby @ Contact the secretary for meeting location and time details
National Seniors Australia branches are a great place for over 50s to get involved in discussing community issues, participate in social events, hear informative guest speakers and meet like-minded members. Most importantly, members can ensure their voice is heard on issues affecting millions of Australians aged over 50.

Palmerston 50+ Club

Telephone: 89310963
Located at: Gray Community Hall, cnr Essington Avenue and Victoria Drive, Palmerston
The Palmerston 50+ Club is where you will find good company in a friendly environment and great fun is guaranteed. The Club meets every Tuesday at Gray Community Hall on the corner of Essington Avenue and Victoria Drive. Open from 9am to 1pm.  $3 entry includes morning tea and numerous activities such as carpet bowls, croquet, indoor bowl, darts, board games and more. The Palmerston 50+ Club also arranges the occasional special lunch, day trips and special events.

Pensioners Workshop

Telephone: 8947 7098
Located at: 2/48 Albatross St, Winnellie NT 0820

The Pensioners’ Workshop has male and female members. The workshop provides a venue, equipment, some tools and some materials to allow pensioners and retirees to meet and enjoy the company of others in similar circumstances, to make items for their own use or for the use of others, Most of the equipment is for woodworking though there is provision for metalworking, leatherworking, picture framing and sewing.

Playford Plus English Country Dancing 

Telephone:  8981 6400

Probus Top End – Probus Clubs of Darwin, Charles Darwin, Palmerston & Katherine

Telephone: 8927 3005
Meetings start at 10.30 am and comprise of a short meeting and brief reports on past and upcoming events followed by a break for morning tea.
After the break we have a guest speaker who delivers a presentation on their field of interest. The topics are always interesting and varied. The meetings finish at 12:30pm and members can dine at the bistro on the premises.

  • Darwin Probus meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Tracy Village, 28 Tambling Terrace, Lyons.
  • Charles Darwin Probus meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the Buff Club, 57 Stuart Highway, Stuart Park.
  • Palmerston Probus meets on the third Thursday of the month at Cazalys Palmerston Club, 10 Template Terrace, Palmerston
  • Katherine Probus meets on the third Thursday of the month at The Katherine Club, O’Shea Terrace, Katherine

The Salvation Army Companion Club

Telephone: 8945 4670 / 0417 350 541
The Companion Club meets for seniors to form friendships, share morning tea and listen to guest speakers. Occasionally there are outings.

U3A Darwin Inc

Telephone: 8945 1446
U3A was founded in France in 1972 to improve the quality of life for older people. The success of the French experiment led to the rapid spread of U3A to many other countries, particularly in continental Europe.By sharing skills and knowledge, U3A not only develops academic activities; it also encourages social and recreational activities.

YMCA of the Top End

Telephone: 8981 8377

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